Why Do I love Reflexology?
1. It feels nurturing and safe.
If I had to pinpoint my absolute favourite reason why I love reflexology I’d have to say it’s because it makes me feel nurtured and safe.
Unlike massage, it doesn’t involve you having to strip down to your underwear within the first 10 mins of meeting your therapist, so you don’t have to get overly vulnerable. All you need to is take off your shoes and socks, get snuggled under a blanket (if you’d like) and switch off!
As an adult, there probably aren’t that many times when we get to be tucked up under a blanket by someone else and asked to do nothing but rest for an hour.
That restful space can be incredibly healing in itself. Reflexology allows us to put our feet up, take time away from whatever is worrying us and to deeply relax.
2. It allows me to take a guilt-free break from everything else
There are times in my life when I need to put down all the other things that I am carrying and have time and space held just for me. This helps me to feel my best for other people.
I hold space for a lot of people including clients, friends and family so it’s important that I look after myself so I am able to effectively serve them. I need to replenish myself and recharge my own batteries to keep my own energy channels free-flowing so I can be my best for those around me.
If I am calm, centred, nurtured and able to cope with whatever life throws at me, I am way better placed to help other people.
3. It is gentle but powerful and can be adjusted to suit you.
The third thing I love about Reflexology is that it has an all-over-body effect, despite only working on the feet (hands or face).
Reflexology works on the principle that on the feet, hands and face there are certain areas (reflexes) which when pressed in a specific way help bring the corresponding organ, limb or tissue back into balance. It may sound a bit counter-intuitive to say that pressing on the feet can make the whole body feel better, but it’s true! I’ve felt it myself.
Reflexology usually doesn’t tickle and the pressure we use can be adjusted to suit you. If you like a deep or firmer pressure, we can do that (up to a point!) and also if you prefer a lighter pressure we can do that too.
Please let your reflexologist know what pressure you prefer and ask them to adjust it if necessary.
4. Reflexology is fascinating
The more I learn about reflexology the more I am fascinated by it. You can learn so much just from looking at the feet (or the face) From where hard skin has formed, to the colouration of the skin, even sock fluff sticking to your feet in certain places tell us things.
We can also feel areas that are out of balance, normally we find either crunchy reflexes (often in the shoulders, jaw and neck reflexes, in particular) or we find areas that are full of a buzzy energy or feel flat or lacking in energy.
Often the digestive reflexes feel fizzy when we work over them which is always very interesting. No matter how many feet I treat I always seem to find something interesting or new most treatments!
5. Reflexology has many Benefits
Reflexology has many benefits including
- Helping release tension,
- Improved mood,
- Better sleep patterns
- Promoting wellbeing.
It also helps us release endorphins which is one of our bodies feel-good hormones, soothes and allows us to unwind our busy minds.
If we feel relaxed, are in a better mood, sleeping well and not feeling tense, life is way better (for everyone!)
So what’s not to love?!
My blog post ‘What is reflexology’
My Blog Posts Category ‘Reflexology’
To Book a Reflexology Session with me www.sarahcooper.co.uk/book
Read Article by Association of Reflexologists https://www.aor.org.uk/what-is-reflexology/
Watch this video made by the Association of Reflexologists entitled what is reflexology
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Sarah Cooper is a Reflexologist, Reiki Master Practitioner, Aromatherapist and Writer based in Boroughbridge, North Yorkshire, England.
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